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For immediate mental health assistance please call the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511


Suicide Prevention Resources for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities


Family Help Kit - Suicide Prevention
These booklets contain information on child and adolescent behaviour including suicide prevention. Available in Arabic (PDF 334KB), Chinese (PDF 334KB), Farsi (PDF 189KB), Filipino (PDF 79KB), Greek (PDF 549KB), Hindi (PDF 386KB), Italian (PDF 430KB), Korean (PDF 358KB), Macedonian (PDF 144KB), Spanish (PDF 426KB), Tongan (PDF 424KB), Turkish (PDF351KB) and Vietnamese (PDF 365KB).

Note: Although the content is accurate, contact details for organisations listed in these brochures may have changed. These brochures are only available online.

Conversations Matter Resources for discussing suicide

Supporting CALD Communities to talk about suicide logoThis resource provides some practical tips for professionals to refer to when talking about suicide with CALD individuals, families and communities. The information is intended to supplement the existing Conversations Matter resources and has been designed for people working in professional or leadership roles with communities in a range of settings.

Helping someone at risk of suicide

This brochure provides advice for anyone who is concerned that someone close is at risk of suicide. Please note that although the advice in this resource is current, contact details for some organisations listed may be out-of-date. The brochure is available in the following languages; Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dari, Dinka, English, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Krio, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish and Vietnamese. 

Cross-Cultural Suicide Prevention: A Framework

Cross-Cultural Suicide Prevention: A FrameworkNeda Dusevic, Pierre Baume and Abd-Elmasih Malak. Transcultural Mental Health Centre (2002)
This resource reports the findings of a project that aimed to develop a framework for action to prevent suicide among culturally and linguistically diverse communities in NSW. The report provides a picture of suicidal behaviour in CALD communities across the lifespan as well as illustrating the modifiable risks and protective factors that operate. 


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Suicide Prevention Organisations


Beyondblue provides information about, and support for, depression, anxiety and suicide prevention to a broad range of people with differing needs across Australia.


Blue Knot Foundation - National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma
The Blue Knot Foundation  aims to empower recovery and build resilience for the 1 in 4 Australian adults who experience the impacts childhood trauma.


Lifeline Australia
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.


RUOK is a suicide prevention charity in Australia, reminding people that having meaningful conversations with mates and loved ones could save lives.


Suicide Prevention Australia
Suicide Prevention Australia provides national leadership for the suicide prevention sector in Australia. SPA works collaboratively to develop a community that knows how to ask for help and how to give help. 


Suicide Call Back Service
Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides 24/7 telephone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide.   To get immediate help now call 1300 659 467. 


 For immediate mental health assistance call the 
Contact the Mental Health Line 1800 011 511

 In an emergency call 000 

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